My Mixtape: "Inner City Blues," by Marvin Gaye | KALW

My Mixtape: "Inner City Blues," by Marvin Gaye

Feb 23, 2019

Album Art: What's Going On

Actor, comedian, filmmaker, and peace advocate Donald Lacy has produced local plays, radio theater, comedy shows, and more. He insists we listen to, in his opinion, the best album ever created: Marvin Gaye's What's Going On. It was a time when Gaye decided to stray from his usual flavor and speak out about the injustices in our society, and "Inner City Blues" exemplifies just that.

Inflation no chance
To increase finance
Bills pile up sky high
Send that boy off to die
Make me wanna holler
The way they do my life